after some time of reading the forum, and a bit over a year since i registered, i guess it is time to say "Hello".
In 1999, on one of my first trips to Key west
, i got infected by the sailing and liveaboard
virus. In the following years i studdied, learned and sailed a lot. Spend some time on all kinds of vessels, including motorvessels, which i decided back then would not be my further path...
Then I got some training
, visited schooles and got all required licenses to make my future dream of a circumnavigation
, or an indian ocean
x-ing ;-) , at least legaly, possible.
At this time i am only doing charter
turns, I do not own a boat
at the moment.
Sailing experience single
and double handed. Never sailed with a crew more than 2....
Since a few years i am sailing cats. Basically in the 40 foot and smaller range, like Lagoons, FP and Nautitech. Those cats will be on my future buying
plan and i am trying to sail each of my "prefered 5" at least 2-3times, before i finally settle for my favorite - but hey, they are all very fine vessels.
I guess i will buy a used boat
, modellyear 2015 up. I really like the FP Lucia 40, the Open 40, Bali 4.0 and the R&C Leopards in that size. Lagoons are very fine boats as well. As many of you guys, i would prefer an owners version... Lets see what is on the marked when i am ready to buy...
I hope the used boat
market will offer some nice vessels in the close future. Time horizont for my first boat purchase
will be about 3-4 years.
Thanks again for keeping this forum alive and collecting informations to answer 90% of any sailors questions...